From Lewis Nicolas
10 May 1794
Informed by Genl Knox that your Excellency has been so kind as to remember my son James, in a nomination of officers,1 gratitude requires acknowledgement on my part, which I request you will accept in this manner, as the only reason which prevents my personally paying me respe[c]ts is an apprehension is, that, in the multiplicity of your avocations, I might intrude at an unseasonable time, I flatter myself therefore that you will accept my grateful acknowledgment, thus transmitted, & permit me to assure your Excellency that I am with unfeigned respect Sr Your most obedt Servt
ALS, DNA: RG 59, Miscellaneous Letters. Sometime around 1789 Lewis Nicola, who had served as colonel of the invalid corps during the Revolutionary War, altered his signature and became more generally known as Lewis Nicolas.